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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/11/2020.

Genomic Practitioner/Genomic Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 321-MRC3-GNP-B6

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre/Ward C/Oxford Centre for Genomic Medicine, Oxford
£31,365 - £37,890 pro rata

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

Full Time (part time considered).


The Oxford Centre for Genomic Medicine (OxGEM) seek an organised, enthusiastic and compassionate NMC registered nurse or Allied Healthcare Professional who is looking to take up a new role as a Genomic Practitioner/Genomic Nurse Practitioner. The post holder will have consent discussions with patients and their close relatives, to facilitate Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) for patients living with rare conditions who have not had a diagnoses, often for years or decades. The aim of WGS is to shorten the patient odyssey, helping patients and families receive a diagnosis in weeks rather than years, and to connect them with the correct healthcare professionals and treatments to ensure they are looked after according to their precise need.

The successful post holder will have sustained discussions with children and their parents, or adult patients and their close relatives, sensitively imparting information about WGS and providing answers to questions and concerns, to facilitate informed consent. The post holder will work closely with other team members (genetics professionals, project managers and clinical support colleagues) to ensure a smooth patient experience and WGS testing pathway.

The post holder will educate her health professionals in OUH Trust and in hospitals across our region, to help them acquire the necessary skills for integrating WGS testing into their mainstream speciality. Training and support will be provided.

The post meets the requirements to maintain NMC registration, but does not fulfil the requirements as a training post for GCRB registration as a Genetic Counsellor.


Closing date 22nd November 2020


Planned interview date 3rd December 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameBarbara StaynerJob titleConsultant (Lead) Genetic CounsellorEmail addressBarbara.Stayner@ouh.nhs.ukTelephone number01865 225 931Additional contact information

Covid Safe/Socially distant phone and virtual visits (e.g. MS Team) welcome prior to interview

Interested applicants can also contact:

Dr Jude Craft

Jo Lowndes

For information about the position

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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